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Mesonychia (mesonychian)

Mammalia - Acreodi

Taxonomy
Mesonychia was named as an order. It is not extant. It was considered monophyletic by Geisler and McKenna (2007).

It was reranked as the superfamily Mesonychoidea by Gingerich (1982); it was reranked as the unranked clade Mesonychia by Tabuce et al. (2011).

It was assigned to Condylarthra by Gingerich (1982); to Paraxonia by Thewissen et al. (2001); to Eutheria by Carroll (1988) and Geisler and McKenna (2007); and to Acreodi by Tabuce et al. (2011).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1982Mesonychoidea Gingerich p. 708
1988Mesonychia Carroll
2001Mesonychia Thewissen et al. p. suppl.
2007Mesonychia Geisler and McKenna p. 190
2011Mesonychia Tabuce et al. p. 152

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
RankNameAuthor
Amniota
Synapsida()
Therapsida()
infraorderCynodontia()
Epicynodontia
infraorderEucynodontia
Probainognathia
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
subclassTribosphenida()
infraclassEutheria()
orderAcreodiMatthew 1909
Mesonychia
Mesonychia

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available